A Map of the World

Mary Tobias Putman (b 1943)


Oil on panel

Museum purchase, 2010.7

A 2010 recipient of the Hassam, Speicher, Betts & Symons Purchase Fund Award for the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Mary Putman began her career studying art at Carnegie Mellon University. Having lived in Philadelphia for many years, the artist gravitated to the open landscape of Delaware, which brought back memories of her childhood home in rural southern Michigan. The work of this acclaimed artist illustrates the forms and patterns of human encroachment upon the land. A Map of the World is an aerial view into the artist’s representation of the small, traditional fishing village of Leipsic, Delaware, near the state’s capital of Dover and the Delaware River